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PBS
Dec 27, 2012 9:00pm PST
story is the fact that jesus was born a subject of the roman empire. >> ( dramatized ): and in those days, a decree went out from caesar augustus that all the world should be taxed. >> jesus was born during the reign of the emperor augustus in the sort of a booming economy of the pax romana, the roman peace. and on every coin that augustus had were the words, divi filius, "son of the divine one"-- julius caesar-- son of god. >> this is on every billboard in the mediterranean world. he is the savior of the world, and he brings the peace. now, you may have scruples about how he brings the peace, but he brings peace to rome and as the saying goes in latin, "peace to the rome and quiet to the provinces." >> ( dramatized ): this is he, augustus caesar, son of a god, who shall restore the golden age and spread his empire. >> narrator: rome's empire spread across the mediterranean, sweeping through north africa and reaching as far west as spain. to the east, it encompassed egypt, turkey, greece, and palestine, where jesus was born in the jewish land of judea, then ruled by king herod. >> in
PBS
Dec 24, 2012 3:00am PST
10,000 men. >> narrator: from the heights of masada, the defenders could see the roman army surrounding them. the outlines of their camps and siege works are still visible from the air. >> if you were a roman soldier approaching masada, i think your heart would sink because you know that you would have to... first, to spend a lot of time building a lot of ramps, massive ramps, to move the army up the sides in order to breach the walls. but you would know in the process that you were on a suicide mission, because all the while, the fortifiers and guardians of masada would have been pelting you with any number of lethal objects at, no doubt, great losses to the army. >> narrator: josephus described the siege and its aftermath: >> ( dramatized ): the romans expected to make an assault upon the fortress, which they did. but they saw nobody but a terrible solitude on every side, as well as a perfect silence. >> the irony, of course, is that when the soldiers breached the wall, finally, it was not they who had been subject to the suicide attack, it was those who had been guarding masada who h
PBS
Dec 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
jesus' followers was the desired effect, from the roman perspective. that is, that people who were associated with jesus were terrified. i mean, before the easter proclamation, there must have been some kind of easter panic, you see, that folks were hiding out, as they should have, because now they were the accomplices of... of an executed criminal. >> the followers of jesus, who don't go away as they're supposed to when pilate does this, have to deal with that fundamental question of what does this mean that the one that we had all of these expectations about has been crucified? how do we deal with this, not merely the end of this life, but the shameful end of this life? >> the only place they can go, eventually, is into the hebrew scriptures, into their tradition, and find out, "is it possible that the elect one, the messiah, the righteous one, the holy one"-- any title they use of jesus-- "is it possible that such a one could be oppressed, persecuted, and executed?" they go into the hebrew scriptures, and, of course, what they find is that it's almost like a job description of b
Univision
Dec 13, 2012 11:35pm PST
por ella, corre! >> mira, se fue para acá. >> (gritos). >> ¿román? ¡román! iromán! ¡román! i¿estás bien?! ¡quédate ahí, voy a buscar ayuda! ¿si? ¡auxilio! iauxilio! ♪. >> incluso podemos hacer la fiesta pasado mañana. >> ¿tan pronto? >> ay mariano, ¿qué tiene? pasado mañana llega el duende. >> si. >> y yo creo que lo único que necesita es recuperarse, pero démosle la bienvenida todos aquí en su casa, y por supuesto los albarrán están invitados. >> muchas gracias camila. >> de verdad me asombra verte tan entusiasmada, no pensé que tuvieras ánimo de festejar. >> bueno, es que para un ganadero el que un toro sea indultado, es un honor. ♪. ♪. princesa. supe. que renunciaste. ¿por qué lo hiciste? necesito verte. besos. muchos y por todos lados. ♪. >> papá ¡román se cayó! >> ana, ¿qué haces aquí? >> ¿quién es román? >> ¡es un amigo y ahorita está en un hoyo así! y es un, y se cayó. >> se cayó, ¿cómo? >> ¿dónde? pero dónde? >> en una, es como una casita. >> si, y adentro. >> en el silo, es donde tienen todas las semillas para los animales. >>
WHUT
Dec 9, 2012 11:00am EST
there is one. >> of course in mythology, greek parnology there is birth from virgins. >> in roman imperial mythtology, augustus mother was a virgin, alexander the great's mother was a virgin. >> you mean in that type of mythtology. >> they didn't allude to isiah because they weren't jews. one way of saying a person is important is to have their mom be a virgin at the birth of the hero. >> who was sells us. >> he wasn't a roman historian, i was a floss fur. >> clus. >> yes. >> he wrote a book on the true teaching he criticized judaism and christianity. >> what did he say jesus' origin was. >> that's a story about a roman soldier dating mary before,g no foundation in fact? >> no, it's a way to discredit a tradition. >> is there any basis in biology for parthenogenesis, human biology, has it ever occurred? >> before technology, i'm sure technologically we can do all sorts of things. >> before technology. >> before technology do virgins -- how would i know? have i don't know, it seems to me if you're trying to establish the legitimacy of mary being a virgin one thing you would want to
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 5:00am PST
that the roman catholic is different than the protestant. how are you different? >> i deacon is a called order. it's a order of the church. deacon priests and bishops. and, three missions around preaching, around sharing the word and charity with a major focus on charity and serving the most needy. and deacons oftentimes go into the calling later in life. and they can married. >> that's different. give us a short introduction what what do. >> it's all the applicants. they're called to serve and discerning whether they may be potentially deacons and providing a program of formation over five years that includes course work and ministry both in parishes and the needy part of the archdiocese. >> and what do you do? >> i'm the coordinator of ministry and life of deacon and their wives. and i watch over the transfers, the assignments, the needs, anything that sports the deacons and the ash much diocese and supports their family life. all of that crosses my desk. and we have 68 active deacons and another ten retired. so about 90 all together. and so even those living outside the archdio
CBS
Dec 16, 2012 5:00am PST
roman catholic mass which is where we get christmas, christ, mass. once again lutherans are leading the way here. i won't comment on united methodist. >> this is a great introduction. let's come back to more traditions and understanding of advent christmas. please join us with hugh barrels advent christmas season. ,,,,,,,, >>> welcome back to moe sayic. i asked hugh about the colors again. i'm wearing purple. what about purple and blue? >> purple and blue. we're talking about if you don't know anything at all about church and you go in and there on the pope and the come union table or the alter the color has been purple. and it was about the coming of royalty. now in the past couple of decades people most churches are shifting over to royal blue for lint. lint is fasting. advent becoming more a season of the anticipation of the coming of the light of christ with the advent wreath we talked about. so purple or blue. and then our christmas eve you go to white. >> okay. i think that is good. i think i got some blue for the first time. i was surprise my congregation with blue. now when
PBS
Dec 16, 2012 10:00am PST
evangelical groups, roman catholics. the roman catholic bishops have been speaking out in favor of traditional marriage. so i expect there's going to be a robust amount of activity not only in terms of these religious groups writing friend of the court briefs and telling the high court what they think about the issue, but also at the grass roots. i've already been getting emails about prayer campaigns that are being organized. for example the bishops after christmas are doing a prayer campaign to support what they call traditional marriage, life and liberty. >> and how do they divide up? catholics and evangelicals are one, but it's not all one or the other is it? >> exactly. there are growing movements within the religious community in support of gay marriage. there are religious groups who look at this as a matter of equality and justice. jewish groups have been, reform and conservative jews, have been very supportive of gay marriage, orthodox, not, in the jewish community. in the christian community a little more complicated. certainly while the roman catholic church at the hiera
Univision
Dec 6, 2012 5:35am EST
perpetrados por infiltrados y no por opositores de enrique peña nieto. >> carlos román chávez fue detenido por la policía al exigir que soltaran a jóvenes cuando enrique peña nieto juramento como presidente de méxico. >> detuvieron a personas que participaron en la batalla campal. >> mis compañeros no tenían nada, solo se acercaron a ver, fueron los que están presos aún. >> los uniformados llevaron a todos los encapuchados para que rompieran todo lo hay ahí. >> hay dos fotógrafos detenidos, a quien capturaron dos horas después. >> Él declara ante el ministerio público, que no tiene traductor, pero él entiende español, pero no es lo mismo entender la legislación mexicana. >> mostraron el rostro de 5 de los líderes, todos son procesados pora ataques a a paz pública. >> los actos bandalicos fueron pleanados incluso con tácticas de policía urbana. >> regresamos a los estudios. >> miles de aficionados mexicanos despidieron hoy al ex fútbol mexicano calero, los aficionados asistieron al estadio hidalgo de pachuca. >> uno de los aquitectos más famosos murió hoy a las 104 años
SFGTV2
Dec 10, 2012 9:00pm PST
swearing in as ambassador to libya on an earlier tour, he was visiting roman ruins at one of the tourist sites in libya. he was trailed by gadhafi security men who were obviously intimidating to other tourists. as she recounted it, he reached over to one of the men, stole his camera out of his hands and started taking pictures of the men who had been following him. they were so dumbfounded that they had to laugh. after a quick conversation, chris convinced them to stand down. from a colleague at the embassy in tripoli i learned chris had a humble style of diplomacy libyans responded to after he became ambassador and returned to tripoli, the embassy posted a photo, ordering a juice in a cafe. that went viral because libyans were amazed at the site of a senior government official doing mundane activities without a huge entourage and demanding vip treatment. chris had a great knowledge of libyan history and culture. he would often crack jokes with government counter parts. not just in arabic but in the libyan dialect, which the libyans loved to hear him speak. another told me when i saw him
KOFY
Dec 29, 2012 12:00am PST
off point bonita cove. thomas roman is live with this developing story. thomas? >> officials believe the three victims were actually fishing when they were swept out to sea. there has been a high surf advisory issued earlier this evening that went from san francisco to the mendocino coast. now let's look at the scene from sky 7 earlier this evening. now, this was about 4:30, 5:00. what occurred was at about 4:00 the marin county sheriff's department received a 9-1-1 call that two people had been swept out to sea. now, actually it was three individuals who were swept out. one person managed to make it to shore and flagged down a car. that car helped him call 9-1-1 and report the location of the individuals. the boat you see is a tiburon fire rescue boat. that boat was on a training mission off the marine head lands. that's when the call came in. they actually were able to take to pick up the small child and the male adult. they brought him here to horseshoe cove at about 5:30. here they were pronounced dead. now the other survivor, the actual survivor was treated and released. the mar
SFGTV2
Dec 18, 2012 8:30pm PST
imperative. i was reviewing one of my favorite books on the roman republic. how did this village on the tiber grow to be the absolute leader of the known world in a few hundred years? it expanded its territory by plunder, by what ever. details. it was not pretty. [laughter] it added people, it kept getting bigger and incorporated the people and to roman citizenship. it became very consolidated, expanding group of energetic people. and they'll work. they were not just a bunch of talkers, they were doing. -- there were doers. -- they were doers. we have to consolidate on this. we have to find the common path that will enable us to make the investments and undergo the sacrifice that is required because it is not all ice cream and cake here. you have to curtail consumption. whether it is a business or household. in terms of -- the free sector. it is still the same game. looking out for the future, saving for tomorrow and investing that savings and. that is what we have to do. i think it is a tough order of this matter of innovation is part of it. but also getting us to come together. we can
ABC
Dec 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
roman has the story. >> i just decided to get rid of the guns. >> michelle, who did not want to give her last name, was one of more than 200 people selling their guns to the police. many who waited in this long line were brought here by the same tragedy. the mass murder of 27 children in connecticut. >> it hit me strong. i never thought about getting rid of them before. >> dana is a vietnam vet and says he and his wife sobbed while watching the news. jan was turning in her gun so it could never be used to take a life. >> this is something that might hurt somebody some day. then i would feel terrible about that. reporter: the gun buyback was funded by an anonymous door nor who contacted the youth program, who contacted the boys c club in san francisco. the turnout shows both communities care about gun violence. >> when a community says enough is enough, you got a good chance. >> in oakland, people lined up in doors turn in guns out st. benedict's church. this is where the oakland police were buying the guns. >> every anticipation will'll be exceed our wildest expectation. >> the initi
ABC
Dec 21, 2012 11:00pm PST
something new to help those last-minute shoppers. 24-hour sales. abc7 news reporter thomas roman is live at macy's in daily city. thomas? >> ama, dan, these stores want to make sure the last-minute shopper has someplace to go. beginning today macy's is having one of the longest one-day sales i have ever seen. they opened at 7:00 a.m. and they will go straight through until 7:00 a.m. on sunday. they are not alone. >> all of the last-minute stuff i got, i think. i have a few to go, but i'm pretty close. >> richard humphrey is a last-minute shopper who has come to the mall. the stores have some entice meant for procrastinators. there are some offering discounts of 50, 65 or 75% off. the one store in the mall that is offering a full two days of shopping and sales is macy's. th is one of the more than 800 macy's stores that is staying open for a full 48 hours from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. sunday. the idea is to make sure last-minute shoppers will be able to find a store open what ever the hour. it worries frank diaz. >> concerned about who they are going to have coming in at 3:00 in the mo
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 4:30am PST
roman shows the difficult driving conditions throughout the bay area. >> reporter:f+tñc this is too common a sight for many here. highway 120 with one and highway 12 floods after heavy rain then becomes a river when high tide occurs. rain was heavy throughout the bay area in american canyon highway 12 and red top roads streets became flooded after 5 p.m.. umbrellas were necessary. rain poured down on mcdonald avenue slowing traffic. in berkeley ashby avenue exits were covered withstanding water few slowed didn't. roads filled with people returning from spending holidays with relatives and friends)cjyl chp was very busy. >> i'm actually from the bay area so i'm kind of used to it but it is rough when driving on these freeways. i'm ready for the sun. >> reporter: water was the reason for the closure on mount tam, rain not the culprit. water main burst beneath the road. the road was closed according to a firefighter because they feared it could have undermined the road's strength and cause it to collapse. worker and firefighters found the shut off valve after an hour of searching.
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
complex. 24-year-old able roman was holed up inside and firing shots. he was found dead inside the building. one officer was shot but his injuries are not life- threatening. it's note not clear how roman died. >>> there are signs the fiscal cliff deal may be getting close. danielle nottingham reports for wjz on president obama's latest counter offer to prevent year end tax hikes for middle class americans. >> house speaker john boehner met with fellow republicans this morning to discuss president obama's fiscal cliff proposal. the speaker also began work on a so-called plan b to prevent a tax increase in case he does not reach a deal with the white house before january 1st. >> our plan b would protect american taxpayers who make a million dollars or less. >> the president initially insisted on letting tax cuts expire for households making $250,000 or more, but the new white house counter proposal raises that threshold to $400,000, and for the first time the president is willing to accept some reduction in future cost of living benefit increases for social security recipients. >> in
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm PST
bonita cove. thomas roman is live with this developing story. thomas? >> officials believe the three victims were actually fishing when they were swept out to sea. there has been a high surf advisory issued earlier this evening that went from san francisco to the mendocino coast. now let's look at the scene from sky 7 earlier this evening. now, this was about 4:30, 5:00. what occurred was at about 4:00 the marin county sheriff's department received a 9-1-1 call that two people had been swept out to sea. now, actually it was three individuals who were swept out. one person managed to make it to shore and flagged down a car. that car helped him call 9-1-1 and report the location of the individuals. the boat you see is a tiburon fire rescue boat. that boat was on a training mission off the marine head lands. that's when the call came in. they actually were able to take to pick up the small child and the male adult. they brought him here to horseshoe cove at about 5:30. here they were pronounced dead. now the other survivor, the actual survivor was treated and released. the marin county
KOFY
Dec 22, 2012 12:00am PST
something new to help those last-minute shoppers. 24-hour sales. abc7 news reporter thomas roman is live at macy's in daily city. thomas? >> ama, dan, these stores want to make sure the last-minute shopper has someplace to go. beginning today macy's is having one of the longest one-day sales i have ever seen. they opened at 7:00 a.m. and they will go straight through until 7:00 a.m. on sunday. they are not alone. >> all of the last-minute stuff i got, i think. i have a few to go, but i'm pretty close. >> richard humphrey is a last-minute shopper who has come to the mall. the stores have some entice meant for procrastinators. there are some offering discounts of 50, 65 or 75% off. the one store in the mall that is offering a full two days of shopping and sales is macy's. th is one of the more than 800 macy's stores that is staying open for a full 48 hours from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. sunday. the idea is to make sure last-minute shoppers will be able to find a store open what ever the hour. it worries frank diaz. >> concerned about who they are going to have coming in at 3:00 in the morning
CNN
Dec 10, 2012 5:00am EST
date. here is christine romans with this morning's top stories. >> president obama and house speaker john boehner finally meeting face-to-face over the fiscal cliff. they sat down at the white house yesterday. neither side is discussing details. both agree the lines of communication remain open. massive tax hikes and spending cuts take hold in 22 days if the two leaders can't work out a deal. >> a busy day sunday at seattle city hall. 133 same-sex couples tied the knot. sarah and emily cover were among the first couples to get married. the same-sex couples married sunday in seattle were among the first to pick up their marriage licenses last thursday. the state required a three-day waiting period before ceremonies. >>> european union leaders are in oslo to receive the nobel peace prize. hundreds of protesters have been braving oslo's snow. the prize was meant to honor contributions to disarmament and eu member states account for a third of global arms exports. >> thanks, christine. >>> it is now 15 minutes after the hour. time for "early read," your local newsmaking national headline
LINKTV
Dec 7, 2012 3:00pm PST
who made them a thousand years ago. on the other side of the world, in the ancient roman city of ostia, huge merchant ships were part of an economy much like our own. and today, the tanners of morocco still practice their ancient craft, living proof that economies have evolved out of the past. everyone who has ever lived has been part of an economic system. iel bote grande...mil pesos! economic systems are simply the ways people produce, distribute and consume things -- everything and anything, from tortillas to stocks and bonds. for 10,000, 10,000 an eighth. today, as in the past, economic systems lie at the heart of how a society is organized. archaeologists search for these systems because they believe economies hold the key to understanding ancient societies. archaeologist william sanders. the economy of any given human group, any culture, is a powerful factor that affects the rest of that culture -- the social organization, the political institutions, even the ideology, the religion of a people. from my perspective, the economy of a group is one of the most powerful determinants o
PBS
Dec 23, 2012 8:30am PST
... i presume... you're mexican, i know, of mexican descent, and i presume you were raised roman catholic. >> hinojosa: mm-hmm. >> well, the church, the roman catholic church, for the first millennium and a half after the death of christ, was like a club fointeectuals. i don't mean it in a facetious way. all of the intellectuals who were priests that related to the church, they all read latin, no matter if they were from what is now italy or germany or england or france. whereas the common people didn't know anything about each other, the intellectual class did. that's the same analogy for artists in the diaspora. >> hinojosa: so do you agree, ilan, that these... or what would be the points of intersection historically? >> i would say first and foremost that the latinos are not a racial minority. weave been a minority group, and so african american literature is part of latino literature, because there is a portion, a substantial portion, of latinos that are black, and they have been producing literature from the very beginning of... in the history of this country. >> hinojosa: s
MSNBC
Dec 1, 2012 2:30am PST
give you tips and advice to help your business grow. since he was a kid, dan roman wanted to set a world record but he couldn't. he didn't have the longest finger nails, he wasn't the tallest guy in the world. basely, he couldn't win any of the world record categories. then, the internet came along. it changed everything. he is founder of record setter.com, creating the opportunity for him and so many others to achieve their dreams of becoming world record hold eggs. along the way, he built a great company too. >> in early april, in south beach, miami, 197 people got together to form the world's largest roller-skating conga line. >> a brand new world record! >> this record was confirmed, not by the guinness book of world records but by dan roman, ceo of record setter.com. >> we would like to congratulate all the people that participated in setting a record for the longest roller-skating conga line. 197 people participated. >> record setter is, as dan explains it, like wikipedia to the guinness book of world records ensign cloe paid ya. >> i just thought there was an opportunity to
ABC
Dec 22, 2012 1:05am PST
reporter thomas roman is live at macy's in daily city. thomas? >> ama, dan, these stores want to make sure the last-minute shopper has someplace to go. beginning today macy's is having one of the longest one-day sales i have ever seen. they opened at 7:00 a.m. and they will go straight through until 7:00 a.m. on sunday. they are not alone. >> all of the last-minute stuff i got, i think. i have a few to go, but i'm pretty close. >> richard humphrey is a last-minute shopper who has come to the mall. the stores have some entice meant for procrastinators. there are some offering discounts of 50, 65 or 75% off. the one store in the mall that is offering a full two days of shopping and sales is macy's. th is one of the more than 800 macy's stores that is staying open for a full 48 hours from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. sunday. the idea is to make sure last-minute shoppers will be able to find a store open what ever the hour. it worries frank diaz. >> concerned about who they are going to have coming in at 3:00 in the morning to shop. that's kind of crazy. >> some 57 macy's stores will ak until c
SFGTV2
Dec 19, 2012 3:30am PST
debris box and it will go back to the plant. >> if you think back, the romans came up with a system of plumbing that allowed us it use water to transport waste away from the hub of civilization, which enabled cities to grow. . >> you have a large bowl, a drive motor and another motor with a planetary gearbox with differential pressure inside there. the large mass up there spinning separating the solids from the liquid. we have to prevent about once a month, we go in there grease those, change the oil, check the vibration levels. the operators can tell just by the hum of that machine that it's a harmonic noise emitted that it's out of balance and the machine needs to be cleaned. it will start vibrating and we have vibration analysis machines that will come over here and check the levels. so it's kind of an on-going thing that you have to stay on top of on a daily basis. >> handled properly, you take organic residuals, as we call them, that are leftovers of our society and turn them back into some energy. and we have another ability to take that sludge and get a nutrient value for crops
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
moody's analytics and joining me in studio is christine romans. the gdp for the u.s. grew at 3.1% over the summer. that's more than double the rate of the previous quarter. you can see the chart, it's been choppy, but it looks like we're going in the right direction. america's economy is gaining pace, doing better than expected. and we've been saying the 2013 could be the year of a real economic renaissance in the united states or at least the beginning of one. talk to me about the consequences to our prosperity if washington doesn't reach a deal. >> the consequences are not good. so what the numbers are telling you is that the private sector is healing. and if the private sector were left to its own devices, it would heal faster. unfortunately, washington is getting in the way. and what we find out this week, ali, is that the problem is not just a lack of trust between democrats and republicans, we found out that the republicans themselves can't unite. which means that the cooperative solution that you need to solve this country's headwinds becomes much more difficult, which means that th
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 1:05am PST
off point bonita cove. thomas roman is live with this developing story. thomas? >> officials believe the three victims were actually fishing when they were swept out to sea. there has been a high surf advisory issued earlier this evening that went from san francisco to the mendocino coast. now let's look at the scene from sky 7 earlier this evening. now, this was about 4:30, 5:00. what occurred was at about 4:00 the marin county sheriff's department received a 9-1-1 call that two people had been swept out to sea. now, actually it was three individuals who were swept out. one person managed to make it to shore and flagged down a car. that car helped him call 9-1-1 and report the location of the individuals. the boat you see is a tiburon fire rescue boat. that boat was on a training mission off the marine head lands. that's when the call came in. they actually were able to take to pick up the small child and the male adult. they brought him here to horseshoe cove at about 5:30. here they were pronounced dead. now the other survivor, the actual survivor was treated and released. the mar
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 2:00am PST
here. christine romans here with the top stories. >>> residents in parts of the south cleaning up from severe weather. more storms may smack the area today. soaking rains, heavy wons blanketed the region from louisiana to florida. there are reports that tornadoes touched down in some areas in alabama, tree limbs fell to the ground and some trees were simply uprooted by those strong wons. >>> former imf boss dominique strauss-kahn has settled a civil suit filed by a new york city hotel maid accuwho accused him various items. criminal charges against him were dropped. >>> the state of hawaii is no longer 50th in voter turnout. it's tied for 49th with west virginia. this time around, they've got company at the bottom. both west virginia and hawaii tenned out 44.2% of its voters in 2012. >>> the duke of cambridge decided to cancel a scheduled appearance at a military event to be with his pregnant wife. katherine has been battling acute morning sickness. they are supposeded to attend the royal premiere of "the hobbit" tomorrow but the daily mail says katherine may not be well enough to
CNN
Dec 5, 2012 2:00am PST
record. i'm christine romans in today for john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. >>> up first, president obama standing his ground over the fight in the fiscal cliff. americans face crushing tax hikes and severe spending cuts in 27 days if democrats and republicans cannot come together on a deal. by the way, congress breaks for the holidays in ten days. slash that number. in an interview with bloomberg news, the president made it crystal clear he's not about to blink on the issue of tax hikes for the wealthiest americans. >> we'll have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> white house correspondent dan lothian joins us live from washington this morning. very nice to see you, dan. >> good to see you. >> here's the deal. we have republicans pitted against democrats. now we understand there are issues amongst republicans as well. >> that's right. they're in a tough spot here. they don't want to be in left in a position of being blamed for the fiscal cliff. you're seeing a division between house members and senate members
CNN
Dec 14, 2012 2:00am PST
"early start" this friday morning. i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we have breaking news this morning. it's a big development in the fight against syria and a new level of u.s. involvement. we just learned within the past few hours the defense secretary leon panetta signed an order sending two patriot missile batteries to turkey. that's to assist that nation in defending against any pollible military action by syria. this move was expected as the civil war in syria destabilizes the assad regime with each passing day. in addition to this, 400 u.s. troops are going to turkey. they will be deployed to operate the missile batteries. cnn's nick payton walsh has the development. >> reporter: good morning. 400 personnel will be accompanying the batteries. let me give you history. over the past two months, we saw sporadic exchanges of fire across the border. syrian military firing into turkey causing often destruction and death. turkey often responding. that brought about this request to nato for patriot missile batteries. they're supposed to be there. t
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 2:00am PST
hit hard. today's storm forced road closures and evacuations. thomas roman has more. >> this truck was almost fully submerged on sunday afternoon. this is the community of fell ton grove. its 40 plus families were told to evacuate at about 1:30. dan and liz say they got a warning that the nearby san lorenzo river was rising fast. >> at first it was an advisory only, and then it was mandatory when it was clear the river would come up. >> the river reached some four feet over flood stage. they were evacuated before. they have lived here 27 years. >> we need to secure our animals. we need to move our vehicles. we need to not be in the houses while the severe flooding is happening. >> while the streets were under anywhere from six inches to four feet of water, these still photos show the area at the height of the flooding. the stranded police car had to be towed out. they showed us where the river water reached in his garage back in 1998. he says flooding here is a way of life. >> if it is going to get to you too much you shouldn't live down there. >> the heavy rains caused the closure of
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
from the vatican city, a famous roman general's tomb has been found, and the problem is there's no money to do it. we have more. >> reporter: in rome, dig in you are likely to find something very old. for the past six years scientists have been working on this site north of the city. this is where a roman general was buried. he was the inspiration behind the character played by russell crow. but more than a 1,500 years ago, rome fell to the barbarians, and in tpd's age of the euro zone austerity, the tomb is under threat from what some may say are bar barns of another kind, cost cutting accountants and budget slashes officials. >>> the budget to maintain the sites has been cut by at least 20%. as a result, some sites have have been closed and projects cancelled. now, don't worry, the coliseum will remain open, but some ancien treasures may literally be buried. he worked several years at the tomb and said if funds are not soon found to maintain the site, it will be recovered with dirt. >>> the most logical thing to do is to bury it again, she said, it will be up to our grandchildren
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
out of their homes. abc7 news reporter thomas roman is live at the scene. thomas, an emotional night there. >> a very sad 24 hours, ama. the fire started this time last night. family and friends gathered to console maldonado for the loss of her daughter and her parents. she told us she has no warning a fire has started and she didn't hear any alarms. the families were joined by their family with the rosary. all three died in a fire that destroyed the second floor apartment on bridgeport court in west san jose. cecilia maldonado lost her parents and child in a single night. >> the fire alarm didn't go off. >> she says she tried to save them. >> i know my brother's room was on fire. i ran out and tried to get the fire distinguisher and broke the glass. i couldn't put it out. >> she says kyra decided to sleep in her parents' back bedroom. >> they took care of me and my baby. >> the two-alarm fire started 11:00 p.m. on saturday and was quickly put out by the more than 50 firefighters who responded. two other people were taken to a local hospital as was a san jose police officer who suffe
FOX
Dec 18, 2012 6:00am EST
familiar with comes from the ancient roman times when the aristocrats of the roman era would wear what we all commonly know as a wreath on their head. a crown on their head. >> like a crown. >> yeah. so they think that is where the wreath came from and then the wreath has come to symbolize a lot more than that. >> christians kept up with the wreath, kept it going. but it began to mean other things including the coming of the lord, representing the season of christmas. for a while, there were still candles involved and you would light the last candle on christmas eve indicating christ is about to be born. >> why evergreens that was the only plan that was green in parts of nern europe at the time back in the 14th and 15th century so they tried to use evergreen branches to create the wreath to sort of symbolize life and the renewal of life. we've kept that tradition. >> at some point, people started hanging them on the doors. we know it is more as a hanging wreath. it hangs on your doors or what have you. but at one point, it was flat on a table. now, we hang it up. >> very interesting to
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